A LOSS OF FARMLAND and farmers
Did you know that only 3% of British Columbia is suitable for agriculture? The fertile Peace River Valley (which will be flooded by the Site C dam) is part of that precious 3%. The land destroyed by this dam could produce enough food to feed over 1 million people. Read more about the farming communities that will be displaced by Site C here.
The Peace River region is home to critical wildlife habitat, and forms a vital link along the Rocky Mountains. Flooding this region will strike a devastating blow to the region's wildlife and overall ecological health. Some sensitive species, like wolverines, could disappear entirely from the region. Read more about the ecological impacts of the Site C mega-dam here.
AN IRREPARABLE LOSS FOR FIRST NATIONS
The Peace River Valley has been vital to the area’s First Nations for many thousands of years. Thousands of cultural sites, many of them still in use today, would be flooded forever if Site C is built. Read more about the impacts of Site C on the region's First Nations.